Supporting documents

When you register an application in the online application form - Søknadsweb, your supporting documents must be uploaded in your application.


Please name your uploaded files as suggested in the table below (note that some of the documents listed below are only required for some of the study programs).

Required document


Copy of foreign passport or ID   card

For applicants with education from outside of Norway. Please note that only a copy of the ID-page is required.

Name the pdf file passport or ID card.

Documentation of upper secondary school

Upload a scanned copy of your original diploma. (you must do this even if you apply for a master's programme). If you apply for a bachelor's programme, please also upload a trancript of records if your grades are not listed in the Diploma.

Name the pdf file secondary school

Documentation of higher education

  • Upload a scanned copy of your original transcript of records, that is a transcript signed and stamped by the university.

Name the pdf file transcript.                         

  • If you have completed your degree, upload a scanned copy of your original diploma.

Name the pdf file diploma

  • Results completed at Norwegian universities need not be uploaded. Please chcck "my results" in the application portal.


Courses to be completed

Are you completing your degree/relevant courses in the same semester as the application deadline?

Within the application deadline you must upload:

  • a list of the courses you are registered for this semester with the expected date for completion. You still have to document your higher education completed to date, as described under the header "higher education"
  • If you complete your studies next year, you are not eligible to apply now.

Within the deadline for supplementary documents you must upload:

  • final transcript and diploma. If you have not received your diploma yet, you must upload a confirmation from your educational institution stating that you have obtained a degree.


Name the pdf file course-completion


All documents not already in English or a scandinavian language must be translated into English or Norwegian.

  • The translation must be done by an officially approved translator
  • Please note that the original language version must always accompany the translation.

Name the pdf file(s) bachelortransl / mastertransl

Documentation of English language proficiency

Documentation of English language proficiency must be documented by an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. Read all about the language requirements here

  • IELTS test may be uploaded in søknadsweb. IELTS institutional code: 6935.
  • TOEFL tests must be sent directly from the test center to NMBU. TOEFL institutional code: 8457.

Name the pdf file IELTS.

Documentation of financing

(if applicable)

Non-EU/EEA applicants must document financing with their application. 

Not applicable for EU/EEA citizens, Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Name the pdf file financing.

Motivation letter

Applicants to the following master programs have to upload motivation letters:

  • Agroecology
  • International relations
  • Development studies
  • International environmental studies
  • Folkehelsevitenskap (Norwegian taught programme)
  • Entreprenørskap og innovasjon (Norwegian taught programme)


Name the pdf file motivation letter

Documentation of work experience

For applicants to the following Norwegian taught programmes only:

  • Folkehelsevitenskap
  • Entreprenørskap og innovasjon
  • Praktisk pedagogisk utdanning

Name the pdf file work  experience.

Other programmes DO NOT require CV. None of NMBUs programmes requires reference letters.



Important about documentation:


  • You are responsible for uploading all required documentation, as well as ensuring that it is uploaded within the given deadline. As it may take several weeks for institutions and test centres to provide transcripts and/or test scores, please arrange for these documents to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You are liable for the uploaded documents, i.e. that they represent true and unaltered information.
  • A random selection of students will be asked to present original documents. Students that do not, may have their right to study withdrawn.
  • Please note that we maintain the right to contact institutions, firms, associations and government agencies for the purpose of explanation and/or verification of uploaded documents.



If you have any questions regarding uploading of your documents, please contact the Admission office on

Published 14. February 2015 - 11:46 - Updated 12. April 2019 - 15:13